Brutus Buckeye holding pinwheel in front of Wexner hospitalIn January 2023, the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center celebrated its 12,000th organ transplant, ranking it in the top 7% for all-time volume in the United States. Notably, the team has performed more than 650 heart transplants since 1986, and our extensive and successful mechanical assist program, including total artificial heart, helps patients stay alive while waiting for a new heart. We are one of the nation’s leaders in treating heart failure, with numerous clinical trials, including testing new devices, drugs and other therapies that can improve lives and, in some cases, even eliminate the need for a heart transplant. Our lung transplant program is among the few Ohio locations providing adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to patients with end-stage pulmonary disease or post-transplant graft dysfunction. Innovative techniques like ex vivo lung perfusion and in situ lung assessment are also used to increase the acceptance of donor lungs and significantly reduce wait times for lung transplantation.